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We buy all junk cars: Junking your car isn’t fun because this is the car that has taken you everywhere and shown you a good time, so there’s a lot of good memories attached to that car. Everything on the earth was not meant to stay, it’s designed to pass on to its glory or shame. Weather it was a good car or a bad car the owner will have the…
Added by Melvin Mann on June 27, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments
Sometimes it can be difficult to know or anticipate if your vehicle is having problems operating. Occasionally, the problem is obvious, such as a tire that’s flat or leaking air slowly, a battery that doesn’t hold a charge so the engine won’t turn over, or its leaking fluids. But what…Continue
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is it accurate to say that you are prepared to begin offering and elevating your items to a large number of clients? We realize that yes and unquestionably you are pondering which the best places to acknowledge free promotions are. For used car sales, there are a number of websites that are the guarantee of success due to the large number of interested users who use them such as…Continue
Added by Awais Ahmed on June 24, 2017 at 3:57am — No Comments
If you love cars, the thought of rebuilding one from scratch may entice you. However, you will need to find the right parts to ensure that the job is done correctly. The good news is that there are many different ways to find what you need regardless of your timeline and budget.
Added by Rachelle Wilber on June 23, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Industry experts tell us that car buyers go to 1.6 dealerships to buy a vehicle.
From the Women-Drivers.com 2017 US Women’s Car Dealership Report, we find that number to be true for half of women car buyers. The other half report a very different answer altogether. An amazing forty-six percent of women car buyers are going to twice the industry average, or 3.2 dealer visits.
Which begs a few…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on June 21, 2017 at 10:12am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on June 20, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
Kim Clouse has decided to resume work with i Auto Consultants after 7 years. Clouse says "Still all of these charts, graphs, measure this, measure that"
As always, I have some questions for everyone. Feel free to tell me what you think.
Are we tracking and measuring what we need to measure and track? Or, are we comparing all of this data to what everyone says the trends are and trying to duplicate it because "that's what they do"? What about how your…
Added by Kim Clouse on June 19, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
For service managers, I have found that Thursday is a good day to do a trial close as you get ready for the end of the week. By Thursday you know pretty well where you stand and if you discover problems, you still have two days to get them cleaned up.
A trial close starts with closing every Repair…
Added by Josh Blick on June 16, 2017 at 6:54am — No Comments
If you grew up chanting the lyrics to the ants-go-marching song during long car trips, you know how challenging it is to travel with family. Car songs and games become all the more challenging the more people you add to the mix. If you have a big family and want your car rides to…Continue
Added by Hannah Whittenly on June 14, 2017 at 3:46pm — No Comments
Buying a car counts as one of the most important milestones your teen will experience. Understandably, you’re probably as nervous about it as your son or daughter is excited. However, buying a vehicle doesn’t need to be the cause of undue angst if it’s done right. If your…Continue
Added by Hannah Whittenly on June 12, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Added by Barry Neuman on June 12, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments
It pays to be a careful consumer when it's time to purchase a new vehicle. Even high-class brands can fail safety tests and inspections, so you'll never truly know if a car is safe until you do your homework about it. In that respect, here are just five models that should be…Continue
Added by Dixie Somers on June 8, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Sixty-two percent of women report that they return to the dealerships where they first purchased their vehicles to then have them serviced.
This highlights the potential to grow value among this critical market segment.
Changing family dynamics have put women…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on June 7, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
Watching TV on YouTube is something that's been trending for a while, but now people are starting to watch YouTube on their TV's.
So, how does this affect you? Watch this episode of Hard Facts to find out!
We’d love to hear what you…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on June 2, 2017 at 12:51pm — No Comments
If you're in auto sales, the term "TGIF" - Thank God It's Friday! - probably has little meaning to you. In this industry, Fridays are spent gearing up for the weekend. Speaking of which, do you know what your weekend is looking like?
To answer this all-important question, it's a good idea for General…Continue
Added by Josh Blick on June 2, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Driving around with worn out or damaged tires can be a major safety hazard, and under certain conditions, bad tires can directly result in you getting in a potentially serious accident. Unfortunately, knowing when it's time to buy new tires isn't also so easy. For this reason,…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 1, 2017 at 6:45am — No Comments
Added by Chris Miller on May 31, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Samantha and I reveal some marketing strategies you could consider in order to skyrocket your business.
We’d love to hear what you have to say. Comment below and follow us on Facebook.
Added by Paul Potratz on May 30, 2017 at 1:38pm — No Comments
Communication changes every day. The ultimate goal of every conversation is getting the message through. In that process, businesses seem to forget about the customers, about what they really need, and how they want to connect. Be flexible and embrace the new…Continue
Added by Thomas F. Jung on May 30, 2017 at 6:33am — No Comments